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Student Union winter election results

On Thursday, Feb. 2, Student Union President Peyton Gillespie ’25 sent an email to the Brandeis student body sharing the results of the recent Student Union winter elections. A total of eight seats were filled during this election cycle. 

Carol Kornworcel ’26 won the position of secretary against Steve Gaughan ’26. Kornworcel noted in her candidate bio that she plans to send a bi-weekly Student Union newsletter with updates for students. Kornworcel also has experience with the Student Union prior to being elected to the role of secretary. 

Sherry Tao ’25 won the open East Quad Senator seat, running unopposed for the position. Tao is a former Mid-Year Senator for the union and was the Club Support Committee Chair during her time in the senate. Tao “hope[s] to bring a subsidy for water filter pitchers … as well as placing more picnic tables in front of the ICC,” as mentioned in her candidate bio

Matthew Norris ’26 won the position of Mid-Year Senator against Zach Grossman ’26. Norris explained in his candidate bio that he ran for the position because he “want[s] to help all Midyears feel like they can easily acclimate into Brandeis society.”

Tyler Johnson ’26 won the Class of 2026 senator position against Ifigenia Oxyzolou ’26. Johnson noted in his bio that he was student council president of his high school and editor-in-chief of his school’s newspaper. This opportunity to Johnson is a “chance at making [the] Brandeis community a better place for everyone.” 

Myla Indigaro ’26 won the Allocations Board 3-Semester Term seat against Lauren Rifas ’24. Indigaro wrote in her candidate bio that in this position she hopes to “provide clubs with adequate funding to allow them to not only function, but flourish.”

Sara Motoyama ’24 won the position of Allocations Board Racial Minority Representative having run unopposed. Motoyama plans to “welcome and embrace the diversity on this campus” by helping provide the many culture clubs at Brandeis with the support and financial assistance they may need from the Allocations Board. This will be Motoyama’s fourth semester serving as a member of the Allocations Board. 

Cindy Chi ’25 and Rashail Wasim ’25 won the two open Allocations Board One-Year Term seats against Jessica Walsh ’25. Chi ran for this role because she “understand[s] the importance of holding events that celebrate various interests, goals, and cultures,” and she plans to be a “resourceful, knowledgeable and equitable peer and representative” in this position. Wasim ran for this role due to student concerns about the Allocations board, and because of peers being “blindsided by the results of the winter Marathon.” Wasim hopes to “restore truth, trust and transparency to club funding,” writes his candidate bio

Three other seats, Foster Mods Senator, Class of 2023 Senator and MKTYP Senator, were open during this election but were not filled as no students ran for them.

Editor’s Note: Deputy Features Editor Myla Indigaro did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article.

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